Rosehips are the brightly colored fruit left behind on a rosebush after the flowers fall and the leaves begin to die. Rosehips are believed to pack incredible nutritional value and have been used herbally, topically and even as food in jellies and jams for centuries. The use of rosehips can be traced back to the Ancient Greeks, who commonly referred to the fruit of the rosebush as a 'hip' or a 'haw,' speaking highly of its uses and benefits in historical texts. Rosehips can even be eaten straight off the bush, however, it is best to wait until the first frost to prevent bitter fruit. Rose hips are high in vitamins, so much so that when citrus fruits were unavailable during the first world war, the British created a syrup from rosehips to supply to the troops.
Rosehips are also known as; Apothecary Rose, Cynorhodon, Cynorhodons, Cynosbatos, Dog Rose, Dog Rose Hips, Églantier, Fruit de l'Églantier, Gulab, Heps, Hip, Hip Fruit, Hip Sweet, Hipberry, Hop Fruit, Persian Rose, Phool Gulab, Pink Rose, Poire d'oiseaux, Rosa alba, Rosa canina, Rosa centifolia, Rosa damascena, Rosa de Castillo, Rosa gallica, Rosa lutetiana, Rosa Mosqueta, Rosa pomifera, Rosa provincialis, Rosa rugosa, Rosa villosa, Rosae Pseudofructus Cum Semen, Rose de Provins, Rose des Apothicaires, Rose Hips, Rose Rouge de Lancaster, Rosehip, Rosehips, Rosier de Provence, Satapatri, Satapatrika, Shatpari, Wild Boar Fruit.